Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Why Wait?

I feel frustration with this war and this administration. The frustration is like a big rubber band wrapped around my emotions and it grows tighter every day. With each report of more deaths and destruction in Iraq it squeezes more and more. Now we hear there is a plan to begin withdrawing half the troops next year. Why not do it now? Why wait until next year to begin saving our soldiers’ and Iraqis’ lives? This big rubber band can't hold together forever, the same goes for American’s emotions.


Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

May 30, 2007 4:27 AM  
Blogger Katharine said...

None of it makes any sense.

May 30, 2007 4:32 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Exactly! ; (

May 30, 2007 4:59 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

"withdrawing half the troops next year"...
a) i'll believe it when i see it.
b) they're lying. again.
c) if they actually do follow through on this, it will only be political posturing and maneuvering and pandering. got a big election coming up. they (both dems and repukes) know the american people are sick of this illegitimate war.

the only acceptable action is to withdraw all troops now. stop the killing. stop the violence.

May 30, 2007 6:07 AM  
Blogger Cheney08 said...

Newt Gingrich has betrayed us, Patricia.

May 30, 2007 6:16 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

There was no logical or reason for getting into this war and there is not any getting out. They have so far, kept a perfect track record of stupidity.

May 30, 2007 6:28 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

Only half? And this is half of post-surge numbers.

May 30, 2007 6:40 AM  
Blogger Mimus Pauly said...

I think my rubber band has snapped. I have to take better care of myself and spend my time and meager resources more wisely if I hope to be of service to anyone in the future. This war will end when Washington's ability to keep it going collapses, and not a moment sooner...

May 30, 2007 6:43 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Dubya's foot dragging is understandable, since he's more than willing to just pass this flaming bag of poo off to the next person to sit in the oval office. What I don't understand is the Democrats willingness to let it pass and not challenge him at every turn. Are they waiting for a "better opportunity" for a line in the sand?

May 30, 2007 6:54 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Hello? It's all about what looks better in the PR window.

May 30, 2007 7:20 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

They have to get ALL the troops there first, then they can let HALF of those that are there come home. See, once they get more than 200 thousand there, they can afford to send some home. Effortless way to cement the "surge" into what's really an escalation.

lying bastards!

May 30, 2007 7:27 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Political expediency. They're afraid of a complete Democratic sweep in 2008. They know the war is unpopular, but are still trying to get their hands on the oil. They're buying time with soldiers' lives.

May 30, 2007 8:02 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

Well, P.O.P., I am afraid the best we can hope for now is that assuming he doesn’t declare martial law and suspend the election, G.W. Bush will cease to be president in January 2009. Unfortunately neither he nor the architects of the Iraq debacle will have to stand trial for the needless slaughter and maiming of thousands of young Americans, the unceasing misery and deprivation of the Iraqis and the likely destabilization of the entire Middle East. No, someone will ghost-write a memoir for which he will be paid a princely sum. He will travel the country speaking to throngs of adoring morons (or throngs of those so self righteous and greedy they gladly behave like morons.)

It will be up to the next occupant of the White House to somehow extricate us from this morass. And then Cheney and all the Murdoch Minions can explain to us how the Democrats and liberal mainstream press lost the war.

Some days you just have to keep reminding yourself that you are a reasonably healthy organism privileged to inhabit a beautiful if endangered planet. And remarkably others continue to love us despite how unlovable we know ourselves to be. Those are the only proofs I have of grace in the universe.

May 30, 2007 10:00 AM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...

Nothings much shocking anymore. Many have given up on even paying attention.

Why wait indeed, last year would have been to late.

May 30, 2007 10:05 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Gates came out with a brilliant analysis today, "The violence will continue to climb and peak mid-summer (sounds like gas prices to me) and we will look at the situation in September." Great, what did he base this piece of rubbish on?

May 30, 2007 11:10 AM  
Blogger pogo2 said...

Hey, Pop,
Took your advice - seems it worked.
BTW, it's called trying to look tough, or failing to admit defeat - take your pick.

May 30, 2007 11:59 AM  
Blogger pogo2 said...


May 30, 2007 12:01 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Scott seems to have it. Unless the war becomes such a burden to the GOP that they join the call to bring it to an end, we're stick until Buss is gone. :-(

May 30, 2007 12:03 PM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

yea, it will probably coincide with the democrats convention so it loses some coverage.

you, bitter? never ;)

May 30, 2007 12:57 PM  
Anonymous cheesesauce said...

Hi P.O.P.! I thought I would take a gander at your blog. Illegitimi non carborundum! Let's put the squeeze on the crooks & liars, and don't let the anaconda of bushco inc., get to you. I care about people like you. Frustration can be like fire and all consuming when the fire is out of control. However; fire controlled cooks our food, warms our homes, drives our trains, planes and automobiles, and under the guiding hand of the welder, bind together that which is separate.

May 30, 2007 1:20 PM  
Blogger Time said...

Years ago Bush told America that the resolution of the war would be left to the next President. DAH

Be careful, when a rubber band snaps someone near you usually gets hurt.

May 30, 2007 2:37 PM  
Anonymous pekka said...

What rubber bands? There is no rubber bands in the White House! To have those you must have a soul.

What a knock-out comment by Scott! He clearly has a ...rubber band.

May 30, 2007 4:06 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

Its been rumored that by the end of December this year there will be 200,000 troops in Iraq.

So having 100,000 by the end of summer 2008 could in reality happen.

Of course if he invades or attacks Iran all bets are off.

Of course there always in Martial Law and no elections come November 2008 either.

God Bless.

May 30, 2007 7:12 PM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

My rubber band snapped a long time ago, POP. That, and a few other things. I feel your pain.

May 30, 2007 11:21 PM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

See what I mean?

May 30, 2007 11:23 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Don't let the rubber bands cut off circulation. That is how ranchers castrate calves in many cases... put the rubber ring around the scrotum, and cut off the circulation. The scrotum and its contents will die without blood, and will eventually rot and drop off. If Bush is placing such rubber bands around the hopes and dreams of Americans, we need to remove the rubber bands and get out circulation going again.

Sorry, grotesque analogy, but I think it's fitting.

June 01, 2007 12:44 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Also inherent in that analogy: Bush thinks we are stupid, mindless cattle. Shame on him.

June 01, 2007 12:45 PM  

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